Canadian Low Arctic, Oct. 12-19, 2011 (Trip Report/Photos)

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Canadian Low Arctic, Oct. 12-19, 2011 (Trip Report/Photos)

Postby gohike » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:38 pm

You can read a full trip report here:
http://blog.shumwayphotography.com/2011/10/canadian-low-arctic-october-12-19-2011.html
Inside of the blog post are links to images (as I write about them).

If you want to skip straight to the gallery full of images you can do that here:
http://www.shumwayphotography.com/gallery/19487586_KFqjsF
Make the jump to go through the online gallery, I ask that you leave comments/criticism or at least give your favorites a thumbs up...Thanks!
The people photos are online here:
http://www.shumwayphotography.com/gallery/19719329_SVT9sD

If you have questions, ask. I published the camera information with each image and have added full keywords to share just about anything you would want to know about the images.

Happy shooting

p.s. I have lots of audio and video footage that I will work through over the next month to put together a project on the area.

Now it is time for the teasers:
I think with this trip I will slowly share teasers...a few today, then a few more later, then maybe more still :)
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A five year old male polar bear rests in the shade of the willows as high winds blow along the shores of Hudson Bay in the Canadian Low Arctic. Captured with a Canon 7D 70-200/2.8L IS II in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1/3 at ISO400, f/3.5, and 1/250th of a second. The camera was handheld.

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An abstract view of turning willows, black spruce and greywacke. Captured with a Canon 7D 70-200/2.8L IS II in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 0 at ISO200, f/16, and 1/5th of a second. The camera was handheld.

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A willow ptarmigan runs for cover on a stormy day in the Canadian Low Arctic. Captured with a Canon 7D 70-200/2.8L IS II + 1.4TC III in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of - 1/3 at ISO400, f/4.0, and 1/125th of a second. The camera was handheld.

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A polar bear enjoys the carcass of a bull caribou while he waits for the ice to form on the shores of Hudson Bay, in the Canadian Low Arctic. Captured with a Canon 7D 600/4.0L IS + 1.4TC III in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 0 at ISO400, f/7.1, and 1/250th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 5540LS with a Wimberly II head and custom long lens support.

p.s. I was just outside of Wapusk National Park of Canada
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Re: Canadian Low Arctic, Oct. 12-19, 2011 (Trip Report/Photo

Postby Pocketlint » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:15 pm

Just super Dave!!!
My Mom did the polar bear excursion up in Churchill at age 70+ artificial hip, -30 temps and all. She said it was an incredible experience. My sister has pics somewhere Mom made of a bear with its head against the tundry buggy window :)

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Re: Canadian Low Arctic, Oct. 12-19, 2011 (Trip Report/Photo

Postby gohike » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:04 pm

Nice...I stayed away from the buggies though, and it was hovering right around freezing most of the trip.
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Re: Canadian Low Arctic, Oct. 12-19, 2011 (Trip Report/Photo

Postby Selkie » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:00 pm

Thanks for these. I've been curious about Hudson Bay. Will take myself to your Web site. Hope to see lots of landforms, as well as artistically poised partridges and ptarmigans and polar pears playing with their pthumbs.
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Re: Canadian Low Arctic, Oct. 12-19, 2011 (Trip Report/Photo

Postby gohike » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:57 pm

Thanks all

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An Arctic hare seeks cover as it enjoys the end of the fall bounty and awaits the first snows of winter. Captured with a Canon 7D 600/4.0L IS in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 0 at ISO400, f/4.0, and 1/160th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 5540LS with a Wimberly II head and custom long lens support.

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The MV Ithaca as seen from the shores of Hudson Bay. Captured with a Canon 5DII 70-200/2.8L IS II in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1 at ISO400, f/5.6, and 1/200th of a second. The camera was handheld.

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Sitting at the edge of the Boreal Forest fog fills the air along a kettle lake. Black and White Spruce survive just above the contiguous tree line where water encourages a slightly more nutrient rich soil. Captured with a Canon 5DII 70-200/2.8L IS II in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1 at ISO200, f/10, and 1/125th of a second. The camera was handheld.

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A polar bear pulls the last meat from the carcass of a bull caribou as it waits along Hudson Bay for ice to return and provide a platform to hunt its favorite prey, ringed seals. Captured with a Canon 7D 600/4.0L IS + 1.4TC III in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1 at ISO400, f/7.1, and 1/400th of a second. The camera was mounted on a Gitzo 3541XLS with an Arca-Swiss Z1sp ballhead and a Wimberly Sidekick.
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Re: Canadian Low Arctic, Oct. 12-19, 2011 (Trip Report/Photo

Postby Tara » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:00 pm

Read your blog...what an incredible trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm very envious!
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Re: Canadian Low Arctic, Oct. 12-19, 2011 (Trip Report/Photo

Postby gohike » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:47 pm

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An Arctic fox looks directly at me during a storm in October on the Arctic Tundra near the Hudson Bay . Captured with a Canon 7D 500/4.0L IS in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1/3 at ISO400, f/4.0, and 1/320th of a second. The camera was handheld.

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A red fox jumps down from some sreywacke during a snow storm along the shores of the Hudson Bay. Captured with a Canon 7D 500/4.0L IS in normal program mode with an exposure bias of + 0 at ISO400, f/5.0, and 1/400th of a second. The camera was resting on a beanbag.

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A polar bear turns his head away from strong winds that bring the first snow of the year to the Canadian Low Arctic, within sight of the Hudson Bay (Snow and ice came late in the fall of 2011, and that does not help the bears). Captured with a Canon 7D 70-200/2.8L IS II + 1.4TC III in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of - 2/3 at ISO400, f/4.0, and 1/500th of a second. The camera was handheld.

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A five year old male polar bear shakes off snow and water from his coat. High winds, rain and snow battered the coasts of Hudson Bay for a week with temperatures hovered right around freezing. Captured with a Canon 7D 70-200/2.8L IS II + 1.4TC III in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of - 2/3 at ISO400, f/4.0, and 1/500th of a second. The camera was handheld.

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A willow ptarmigan puffs up its feathers as it investigates the freshly covered landscape (snow came late in the fall of 2011). Captured with a Canon 7D 70-200/2.8L IS II + 1.4TC III in aperture priority mode with an exposure bias of + 1 at ISO400, f/4.0, and 1/400th of a second. The camera was handheld.


There are many more photographs, but I think this is enough teasers.

Go take a look at them all:
http://www.shumwayphotography.com/gallery/19487586_KFqjsF

Thanks
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Re: Canadian Low Arctic, Oct. 12-19, 2011 (Trip Report/Photo

Postby Jen » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:10 pm

Love the Ptarmigan.....and the polar bears......and the fox.......


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